Aashish Murali

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WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

The Premier League will resume this weekend - with Champions Chelsea making the trip to the Hawthorns to take on a struggling West Bromwich Albion, to build on their newly found momentum. West Bromwich Albion are stuck in a rut under Tony Pulis, a manager everyone associated with the Baggies thought would be gone by the end of the International break in November. But it was not to be. The manager still remains at the helm - but only just. …
Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

Manchester United 2017/18: Weird and Spooky

At this moment in time, it is pretty well established that Manchester United have shown progress. When Mourinho took over the reins - precisely the day after United won the FA Cup for a then record equalling 12th time, that had been the immediate objective. However, the long-term aim for a manager of Mourinho's calibre has to show consistent improvement on and off the pitch; to 'Make United Great Again'. Well, if Manchester United are not objectively 'great' yet - …
Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Duel of the Fates: Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

Football feeds off narratives. And one of the main reasons why we love football does not actually have anything to with the sport itself. It's always the stories they build and give life to. The sport is better for them and naturally thrive on the tension that builds along. One such story in the Premier League this season - setting the tone since the transfer window, a tale that connects two football clubs and managers at loggerheads, one that took …
Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Spurs stall but don't stop as Gazzainga secures crucial victory at Wembley

Tottenham Hotspur did a Tottenham Hotspur again on Sunday. When all the eyes were on the two heavyweight clashes that headlined this week as Manchester was pitted against London, the super-efficient team for North London quietly went about their business of securing all three points in a closely contested affair at Wembley. Spurs have had a good opening phase this season. A bunch of impressive results and performances in the Champions League - including the manner they swatted aside the …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is the Jose Mourinho derby in West London on Sunday as his current employers make the trip down to South to his once comfortable stomping ground. No matter what happens on Sunday, Mourinho will once again hog the limelight on Sunday as his in-form Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge to potentially spell an end to Chelsea's aspirations to defend their league title. Chelsea have had a mixed start to the campaign - uncharacteristically inconsistent under Antonio Conte whose …
Mourinho is in his 'zone' at United - Is that a good thing?

Mourinho is in his 'zone' at United - Is that a good thing?

When Mourinho joined Manchester United as a wounded individual, his pride hurting after the sack, a reaction was expected. A reaction and response that would entail both on and off the pitch shenanigans, backed up by good results. He did not disappoint, looking at the larger picture. Mourinho won two trophies and a shield in his first season - continuing the now growing winning mentality at the football club. The club finished sixth in the league, but the signs of …
Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The Champions League is back and it feels like ages since United claimed victory in Portugal on a night when things were not exactly straight-forward, thanks to an unforced error from the 18-year old goalkeeper Mile Svilar. On Tuesday night, for the Red Devils, the pathway to the Round of 16 is clear. Better CSKA Moscow's result versus Basel and they will secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14. With …
Manchester United vs Spurs Preview | Team News and Key Men

Manchester United vs Spurs Preview | Team News and Key Men

Fresh from the midweek exertions in the Carabao Cup and the draw that took 48 years to finish, United and Spurs face each other in a massive fixture on Saturday noon in the Premier League - which could truly swing the momentum one way or the other. Manchester United dusted off the cobwebs and put in a professional performance taking the game to Swansea City and winning it 2-0, thanks to Jesse Lingard, booking their place in the quarter-final against …
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